Taiwan not included in launch of new Biden Indo-Pacific pact

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed that Taiwan isn’t among the governments signed up for the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, a pact that’s meant to allow the U.S. to work more closely with key Asian economies on issues like supply chains, digital trade, clean energy and anticorruption. AP

A new approach to defending Taiwan at the UN

Bowing to Chinese pressure for the fifth year in a row, the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to arbitrarily deny Taiwan’s request to attend the global health body’s annual agenda-setting meeting this month in Geneva. But, if the Biden administration and Congress are serious about undercutting Beijing’s campaign to delegitimize its democratic rival… The HIll

Can U.S. drone swarms thwart Xi Jinping’s sinister ambitions?

Simulations show swarms of networked drones decisive in defending Taiwan from Chinese invasion. ‘War Zone’ report stated swarms of networked, autonomous drones could be ‘decisive factors’ in repelling China. The U.S. Air Force been conducting war games in conjunction with independent organizations. Ex-U.S. official Ochmanek said Rand think tank held Taiwan-related wargame that included the use of a swarm of UAVs. Hindustan Times

Same-sex marriage support still up substantially since 2018

As Taiwan approaches the third anniversary of its legalization of same-sex marriage on May 24, support for the right of gay couples to wed has risen to 60.9 percent, still up substantially from four years earlier, according to the results of a new survey released Sunday. Focustaiwan.tw

%Same-sex Marriage Survey in Taiwan
60.9Support for the right of gay couples to wed
71Same-sex married couples should have the right to adopt children
71.8Agreed that same-sex couples can raise children just as well as opposite-sex couples
76.5Transgender people should dress in whatever way they feel comfortable at school or work
89.4No problem with having a transgender coworker
The Gender Equality Committee’s survey was conducted by telephone from May 4-6 with 1,076 valid responses from people aged 20 and older. It had a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.99 percentage points.